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Call Number: Mss 219, Pc 195, Tc 57 (A.04-113)

Title: Klaus K. Klostermaier fonds.

Dates: 1983-84.

Extent: 12 cm of textual record, 420 slides, 45 audio-tapes.

Biographical sketch: Klaus K. Klostermaier, F.R.S.C., is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba. He was born in Munich, Germany and joined the University of Manitoba in 1970. Dr. Klostermaier received his doctorate in Ancient Indian History and Culture in 1969 at the University of Bombay. During his ten years living in India he studied numerous sacred texts in their original languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Pali, Latin, Classical Greek, German, Italian, French). Professor Emeritus Klaus Klostermair was the founder and first director of the Asian Studies (1990-95). He also was Head of the Religion Department in 1986-1997. Dr. Klostermaier published many books dealing with religions and philosophies of India and explored the relationship between the science and religion: Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy, and Religion (2004); Hindu Writing (2000); Hinduism: a Short History (2000) Buddhism: a Short Introduction (1999). He teaches courses such as "Intro to World Religions; Religions of Indian Origin; Indian Religious Art and Architecture.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of audio-visual programs and material on
multiculturalism regarding cultural groups in Manitoba and foreign students at
the University of Manitoba. Material is from the project of the Research
Group on Canadian Multiculturalism, Department of Religion, the University of
Manitoba.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the Archives & Special Collections by Klaus K. Klostermaier in 2004.

Restrictions on access: No restriction on access.

Accruals: Further accruals expected.

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